from Brian Graves, Community Unit School District 308
The Community Unit School District 308 Board of Education approved a Resolution Monday, requesting departure from the Kendall County Special Education Cooperative.
“I believe this decision would be in the best interest of student achievement in School District 308,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Wendt said.
Citing enrollment growth over the past 10 years, which has vaulted the district into being the eighth largest in the state, Wendt explained to the board the district’s special education needs differ from those of other Kendall County school districts.
Withdrawal from the Cooperative would allow School District 308 to better adjust and allocate resources to meet the needs of its special education students. Member districts of the cooperative will need to vote on whether to allow the departure of School District 308.
The departure would take effect for the 2015-16 school year, unless a different timeline was approved.